Showing posts with label forex trading journal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forex trading journal. Show all posts
+9 pips
- news trade, spread up to 15 pips
- half size


+18 pips
- all half size trades
- initial news spike in gbp/usd wasn't convincing so I exit it quickly





+4
+11
-I'm not really proud of my averaging in eurjpy, risking much for no good reason. If I don't know where to put stop or don't want to accept that it's time for stop it's better not to trade that trade
- I'm far better in those nice scalping situation when stop or gain is quick and definite




+5 pips
- various sizes
- news trade with limit orders didn't work (no spike) so I canceled them




+3 pips


+9 pips
- this news trading turns out to be quite nice sport
- third of usual size because on previous reports there were whipsaws, in previous few occasions move wasn't so big and lasted really only as initial spike that's why I closed it immediately
- good news after bad news in which Google announced shut down of Google reader


+6 pips
- not so good not knowing where my actual stop is, wan't prepared for this type of market action, I expected something easier
- half size trades


+15 pips

- I don't know why I didn't use before those bracket limit orders before the news if execution on Oanda is so good
- half size trades
- again problem with second add on trade, I just lowered my overall profit, move concentration away from first trade and made an exit at worst possible time
- third trade ok
- last two trades maybe holding on one of them longer


March

1.
+26 pips
- this is market suitable for scalping




4.
+11 pips
- I'm irritated with turning profitable trades in to stop losses




5.
-32 pips
- first loss, then recovery, then some stupid trades, after I recovered half and it wasn't good enough so in the end I made bigger loss



6.
-10 pips




7.
+15 pips
- it's important to learn to have a positive day and keep it


8.
+16 pips
- NFP scalping
- slow exit on second trade
- third and fourth with not enough courage to hold because of need to cover previous losses



February

22.

-23 pips
- tilt or whatever 15 trades

< no chart >


26.

-8 pips


January

10.

 +20 pips



14.

-52 pips





17.

-15 pips

- problems on start with add on position, if there is only one it would be much easier to stay objective
- later overtrading not knowing how to end a day on good note while profitable





December

27.
+9 pips




28.
-55 pips
- totally tilted





31.
+36 pips
-when market is "right" profit is easily obtained



November


2.
-4 pips



5.
-8 pips



7.
+8 pips







8.
-10 pips




- three pips is enough in this enviroment
- if it's possible top of the range don't tick yourself out
- adding second position only complicate things and get you out prematurely
- second position problem again
- after finally profit continuation trade that's low probability in this choppy low range market
- nervous trades, saved on one
- again three pips should be enough however small it looks
- not thought out trades in the end made while I was really doing other things, lost eight pips

9.
-19 pips








September & October

Hello fellow traders
I reloaded my account with fresh bullets. Trading fever is not keeping me glued to screens like it used to. Long gone are the days of juicy intraday trading ranges in forex. Nevertheless I'm still here.
 


21.
 +7 pips




 24.
-7 pips






27.
+5 pips




3.
-25 pips




4.
+15 pips




22.
-2 pips



23.
-6 pips




24.
-10 pips



31.
-17 pips




June

21.
Scalping, so easy to lose, so easy to add one more trade.
-31 pips



25.
Finally some profit with little bit different scalping then usual.

+18 pips

 26.
-5 pips

28.
 -18 pips
I was profitable in trend but I decided to continue playing around, looking for reversal back down so profit melted and loss became bigger. This is kind of market that is hard to see lately.


May

Started the month optimistic and with few good days. Later bad days got out of hand. As usual when emotions kick in my daily stop limit was breached.

I'm seriously contemplating leaving behind scalping. On some days I'm able to turn profit, but very hard and rare. On bad days I can't contain bad behavior and lose so much more then I win on good days. The problem is that I'm little disinterested in other forms of trading, other time frames. So when I don't scalp I don't trade.


May 2.
+12 pips

May 3.
+7 pips

May 7.
+11 pips

May 8.
+10 pips
On my second trade I was slow at entry as I clicked it moved 3pips, so I got bad position. Third trade it would be better to take 3-4 pips and not wait. I was overall slow this morning in every sense.

May 9.
-26 pips
Anger level through the roof.

May 10.
+11 pips
Eur/jpy was main drive down, steady but firm, eur/usd couldn't resist down force. At least I saw it like that.

May 11.
+5 pips

May 14.
-3 pips

May 15.
+3 pips

May 16.
-48 pips
I can't stop

May 17.
-18 pips
I had profit of 8 pips and I should have stop trading at that. Let's say greed kicked in and then I traded poorly. 

Afternoon session
-13 pips
Impatient, just jumping in.

May 23.
-6 pips